The Kai Rescue Vision
A Sustainable Future for All
Did you know that approximately one-third of the food that is produced in Aotearoa New Zealand is thrown away? Kai Rescue believes that together we can do better.
Kai Rescue offers a friendly and efficient food rescue service that connects retailers with charities and helps the kai go around.
A little goes a long way
For commercial businesses, dealing with food that is not commercially viable can be a hassle. Kai Rescue’s friendly, efficient pick-up service turns a potential hassle into an opportunity – reducing food waste and filling tummies that might otherwise be hungry! What may seem like a little food waste commercially can go a long way in the community.
Our first Kai Rescue action rescued one tonne of food from a local food manufacturer and redistributed it to eight different community groups.
What Kai Rescue offers
Food retailers need to be able to move surplus food on in a timely and efficient way. With our refrigerated pick-up service, cool room and freezer facilities, Kai Rescue ensures that any food surpluses are collected efficiently and well cared for post pick-up.
Kai Rescue frees up charities to focus on their core purposes rather than food collection. And because we work with multiple retailers we can supply charities with a greater variety and quantity of food.
Redistributing food that is good enough to eat but not good enough to sell reduces the strain on landfills and provides a sustainable solution for managing food surpluses.
By donating rather than discarding their food surplus, retailers can have a positive impact on the lives of disadvantaged people, decrease their costs and lessen their impact on the environment.
Kai Rescue will collect –
- crops that are edible but not commercially viable/non spec.
- fresh produce, even with some bruising/decay
- prepared foods that are excess to requirements
- sandwiches, bread and bakery products
- frozen or fresh meat
- dairy products
- pre-packaged food or meals in original packaging
- non-alcoholic beverages
- food whose packaging has been damaged in some way so long as the safety seal has not been compromised.